BANGKOK, Aug 16 (TNA) – Seven opposition parties sent their motion for a general debate on the cabinet’s incomplete oath during its swearing-in and the prime minister’s incomplete policy statement.
Opposition chief whip Sutin Klangsaeng said the opposition exercised its right under Section 152 of the constitution to seek the general debate. He said that the cabinet ministers’ oath led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha missed a sentence required by the constitution and the prime minister did not explain how the government would source money to implement its policies stated at the parliament as required by the constitution.
Receiving the motion, House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said he planned to schedule it quickly within this month because it was an urgent issue.
Mr Sutin said that answers to the motion could boost confidence in the cabinet but if the prime minister does not give a sound response, the opposition would file its complaint with the Constitution Court and seek a censure debate against the prime minister.
There would be no vote will be cast after the debate. (TNA)